Over 1,000 frontline maternal care workers will be trained in the state to provide quality healthcare to pregnant women, mothers and newborn babies.
Story so far: As a part of Vision 2022 Skill India, training will be provided to the workers in accordance with the standards set by the WHO and the Union Government. The training will be taken up by Bengaluru-based Asian Research and Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST for Her) in association with the Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) and the Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI).
- The training will be taken up at a cost of ₹1 crore to train one million frontline healthcare workers in the country.
- A pilot initiative has already been rolled out in Karnataka with the help of AHPI.
Lack of skilled workers: The chairperson of ARTIST for Her Hema Divakar stated that the proportion of healthcare workers for the 30 million deliveries in India is weak. They also lack the skills specified by the WHO. This initiative aims to increase the availability of a skilled workforce in public or private hospitals.